Exclusive: Russia carried out a ‘stunning’ breach of FBI communications system, escalating the spy game on U.S. soil

By Zach Dorfman, Jenna McLaughlin and Sean D. Naylor, Reporters |Yahoo News

On Dec. 29, 2016, the Obama administration announced that it was giving nearly three dozen Russian diplomats just 72 hours to leave the United States and was seizing two rural East Coast estates owned by the Russian government.… Continues

Joshua Wong: Hong Kong’s pro-democracy poster child

By Jerome TAYLOR | AFP

Joshua Wong is one of the most prominent faces in Hong Kong’s leaderless pro-democracy movement (AFP Photo/Anthony WALLACE)

Joshua Wong, the Hong Kong activist soon to visit the United States, was the unlikely hero of the Umbrella Movement that inspired hundreds of thousands to take over Hong Kong’s streets for two months in 2014 calling for free elections.… Continues

Russia’s T-90 Tank Was Considered One of the Best (Until It Went to Syria)

Here is what happened. 

by Sebastien Roblin | The National Interest

Key Point: Ultimately, the losses in Syria show that any tank—whether T-90, M-1 or Leopard 2—is vulnerable on a battlefield in which long-range ATGMs have proliferated.

The interconnected conflicts raging across the Middle East today have amounted to a dreadful human catastrophe with spiraling global consequence.… Continues

Chinese-born Australian lawmaker under fire over past links

By ROD McGUIRK | Associated Press

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Gladys Liu, the first Chinese-born lawmaker to be elected to Australia’s Parliament, sits silently in the House of Representatives in Canberra, Australia, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Liu has come under attack over her links to the Chinese foreign influence network.

Russia’s Su-57 Stealth Fighter Might Get ‘Shot Down’ By This (Not an F-35)

But a Russian Su-35. 

by Mark Episkopos | The National Interest

Key Point: If the cheaper Su-35 can do most of what the expensive Su-57 can do…

“A unique machine, a deadly aerial fist,” is how the official television channel of the Russian Ministry of Defense introduced the Su-35S superiority fighter earlier this week.… Continues